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                             DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE 
                           Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
                               [Docket No. 1-87] 
                                   52 FR 7633 
                                 March 12, 1987 
Proposed Foreign-Trade Zone; Caddo Parish, LA; Shreveport-Bossier City Port
of Entry; Application and Public Hearing 
TEXT: An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board 
(the Board) by the Caddo-Bossier Parishes Port Commission, a Louisiana 
public corporation, requesting authority to establish a general-purpose 
foreign-trade zone in Shreveport, Louisiana, within the Shreveport-Bossier
City Customs port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the 
provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a-81u),
and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed 
on February 20, 1987. The applicant is authorized to make this proposal 
under section 62, Title 51 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as 
   The proposed foreign-trade zone will cover a 262-acre site on U.S. 
Highway 171 at Baird Road, owned by AT&T Information Systems, Inc. While
presently within Caddo Parish, abutting the Shreveport city boundary, steps
are underway to incorporate the site into the City of Shreveport. The site 
includes AT&T's 146-acre Shreveport Works and a 116-acre tract being 
developed for general-purpose zone activities. Three warehouse buildings 
are planned: One for storage of electronic components for AT&T, and two for
public use. The zone will be operated by Interport Warehouse and 
Distribution Center, Inc.  
   The application contains evidence of the need for zone services in the 
Shreveport-Bossier area. A number of firms have expressed an interest in 
using zone procedures for handling products such as metal coverings for 
industrial insulations, pipe and fittings, commercial food equipment, 
building supplies, tension stringing equipment, electronic components for 
telephones and computers, tire materials, silicon steel coils, 
pharmaceuticals, glass, and toys. No manufacturing approvals are being 
sought at this time. Such requests would be made to the Board on a case-by-
case basis. 
   In accordance with the Board's regulations, an examiners committee has 
been appointed to investigate the application and report to the Board. The
committee consists of: Dennis Puccinelli, Foreign-Trade Zones Staff, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; Joel R. Mish, District 
Director, U.S. Customs Service, South Central Region, 423 Canal St., New 
Orleans, LA 70130; and Colonel Pat M. Stevens, IV, District Engineer, U.S.
Army Engineer District Vicksburg, P.O. Box 60, Vicksburg, MS 39180. 
   As part of its investigation, the examiners committee will hold a public
hearing on April 9, 1987, beginning at 9:00 a.m., in the City Council 
Chamber, Shreveport City Hall, Shreveport, LA. 
   Interested parties are invited to present their views at the hearing. 
Persons wishing to testify should notify the Board's Executive Secretary in
writing at the address below or by phone (202/377-2862) by April 3. Instead
of an oral presentation, written statements may be submitted in accordance
with the Board's regulations to the examiners committee, care of the 
Executive Secretary, at any time from the date of this notice through May
11, 1987. 
   A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available
during this time for public inspection at each of the following locations:  
U.S. Customs Service, 
Port Director's Office, 
6125 Interstate Dr., Bay 11, 
Shreveport, LA 71109 
Office of the Executive Secretary, 
Foreign-Trade Zones Board, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Rm 1529, 
14th and Pennsylvania NW., 
Washington, DC 20230  
   Dated: March 5, 1987. 
John J. Da Ponte, Jr., 
   Executive Secretary.   
[FR Doc. 87-5349 Filed 3-11-87; 8:45 am]